thank you all so much for your kind words and emails from my last post. i guess the guilt we feel as mothers is universal. it doesn't matter if you are raising young children now, or your kids are grown, or if you're a stay at home mom or a working mother, we all feel it and for different reasons. your thoughts and stories were greatly appreciated! now let's get on with the fairy garden.
i haven't told you guys this, but operation purge 2012 is taking place right now. i'm in spring cleaning mode and i'm going through everything in my house from top to bottom, garage included. while working on my closet, i found the makings of a fairy garden that i purchased a couple years ago. that gives you a good idea of the state of my closet, gardening supplies in the closet, not good. remember, how unorganized i am??
this is an aerial view of the property. i bought the fence, arbor, bench, mini pots and rakes at this charming nursery by my parent's house.
my daughter and i found this house the other day at a local nursery. i think it's actually meant to be a terrarium. we picked up various small scale plants and included a couple bonsai trees,
and these mini roses.
i made a little sitting area for the fairies so they can rest after a hard day of gardening.
the "pool" is meant to be a bird feeder, one in which you just have a dish of bird food?
we had to get the pillows for the fairies too.
i made a fence of roses so the fairies can have some privacy while swimming.
we need to get more fencing, hopefully it is still available. we may add a couple more plants but, we want to see how this fills in first. i wish landscaping my backyard was as simple as this!